Mark Allen, Alfred Fitler Moore Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for “contributions to the technology and commercialization of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) for health care.” Allen joins a group of 106 new members and 18 international members that comprise the NAE Class of 2023.
Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, and puts Allen in rare company; this class brings the total U.S. membership to 2,420 and the number of international members to 319.
Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”
The areas impacted by Allen’s research include the development and the application of new micro-and nanofabrication technologies, as well as MEMS. Allen also serves as the Scientific Director of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Individuals in the newly elected class will be formally inducted during the NAE’s annual meeting scheduled for October 1, 2023.